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vadim
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vadim Apr 21, 6:03am - #160582 
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Install CAI

So I'm planning on maybe getting CAI but first of all, which one do I get, which company. Then, how hard is it to install it yourself, or would it be best to have a proffecional do it, and lastly how hard is it to install the bypass valve to prevent hydrolocking? well thanks.
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Sparty Apr 21, 6:14am - #160583 

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depends...i think AEM gives you more power at lower rmp...Injen is more at higher rpms... installing isnt hard at all, it took me about 2 hours to do that... but prolly 1.2 hours was taking the bumper off and putting it back up...
i dont know anything about bypass valve... srry

for some reason i have a feeling that ty russkii? grin
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Chico Apr 21, 6:35am - #160584 

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Installing the Cold Air Intake isn't hard but it would be better in you have some knowlege about your engine.. Hum and the bypass valves will decrease your hp.. I have an Injen RD Cold Ain Intake with no bypass valves and nothing bad has happen to me.. hydrolock occours when the filter is sumarge under water.. A rainy day will not cause hydrolock!! wave
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5280vvti Apr 21, 6:38am - #160585 

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Go with K&N thumbsup
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Virgilson Apr 21, 7:31am - #160586 

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AEM for Low End/Low RPM thumbsup
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Erick Apr 21, 7:54am - #160587 

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Originally Posted by Virgilson
AEM for Low End/Low RPM thumbsup


my future mod when i get more cash thumbsup

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babec22 Apr 21, 1:10pm - #160588 
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I am over here in DC and I wanna get a CAI, but some people suggested if I do get a splash guard OR bypass...I am not sure what to do and am tryin' to get as many opinions as possible...some even mentioned getting a Short Ram instead...
help a girl out please happywink
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GreyStreet Apr 21, 1:26pm - #160589 

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I've got at GT and from what I've gathered, an AEM would be better for my engine, but will it really make that much of a difference? I mean is it worth the $200-$250?

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v3n0m Apr 21, 1:31pm - #160590 

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ofcourse it'll make a difference, but don't expect it to feel like you have a Turbo/sc in your car.

what I've read, a bypass doesn't do anything on our cars, so it's not worth getting. A splash guard will just help keep water from getting into your filter. Aslong as you don't submerge the filter under water, you won't get hydrolock.
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GTSVST Apr 21, 6:01pm - #160591 
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I got an Injen CAI, but Im waiting for it to get here. I'll let you know what I think of it once I get it.
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GreyStreet Apr 21, 9:57pm - #160592 

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am i correct though in saying that AEM is better than Injen for a gt? considering getting one

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GTSVST May 7, 5:19am - #160593 
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I got the Injen Intake and I love it! It sounds so sweet and you can feel the difference. It took a friend and I about 3 hours total to install it-it wasnt too bad. its worth it tho. thumbsup
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LostAngel May 7, 5:22am - #160594 
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Originally Posted by Chico
Installing the Cold Air Intake isn't hard but it would be better in you have some knowlege about your engine.. Hum and the bypass valves will decrease your hp.. I have an Injen RD Cold Ain Intake with no bypass valves and nothing bad has happen to me.. hydrolock occours when the filter is sumarge under water.. A rainy day will not cause hydrolock!! wave

Its not that it loses hp, its just that it does not work in the celica.
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JBing May 7, 5:45am - #160595 

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Between 1-10 id give it a 3, and removing the bumper isnt required

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Erick May 7, 6:15am - #160596 

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I always thought you had to take off the bumper.. hmm interesting..

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GTSVST May 9, 11:36pm - #160597 
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Originally Posted by Erick
I always thought you had to take off the bumper.. hmm interesting..

I had to do it. I guess you could do it if you cut out the wheel well from underneath your car. confused
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cycocelica May 9, 11:38pm - #160598 

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Originally Posted by JBing
Between 1-10 id give it a 3, and removing the bumper isnt required


really? how did you do it then?
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